Washington  –  Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union address to Congress:

“Throughout his time in office, President Trump has offered a consistent and confident vision for America’s future. Tonight, he called on Congress to put aside bitter, partisan politics and do everything we can to work together on behalf of the American people.

“I especially appreciate President Trump’s commitment to putting our nation, and our citizens, first. Trade deals are being renegotiated in order to protect American workers from being hurt by foreign nations taking advantage of unfair trading practices. Jobs for Americans are being created at unprecedented rates, and unemployment remains at historic lows. Our military is being rebuilt to give our servicemembers the support they need to successfully execute their missions and keep our nation safe.

“With another government funding deadline looming, it’s critical that we come together on immigration reform. There is no doubt that our immigration system is broken. I’ve long said that any solution must start by securing the border. Gaining full operational control of the border is in America’s best interest, because it allows us to know exactly who and what is coming and going across our border.

“Speaker Pelosi has been steadfast in her refusal to negotiate, but it’s time to come to the table. Immigration reform deserves more than political games – it deserves a serious conversation. I hope Speaker Pelosi will meet President Trump halfway to accomplish something that is long overdue.”

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